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My yuccas 2015 (lots of pics!)

Post by Edmar » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:31 am

Hi everyone!
It's been awhile that I haven't posted here so I like to share pics of the progress my yuccas (grown from seed) have made and also new additions mainly "hybrids"

This is my rock garden where I've planted many of my yuccas, the difference from 2014 is that pure rostratas are missing, all died :( I had protected 3 from rain/snow but the winter was just too cold, so many nights at -30 c + were surely fatal, I still have 2 in pots and 1 that is planted near the foundation of the house and will be protected with frost cloth & styrofoam, we'll see if it makes it, fingers crossed for a mild winter.
Rock garden August 29, 2015
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this is what it looked like at winter's end, all rostratas and baccatas ,cacti & some sempervivums dead except the glaucas which survived easily.
Rock garden spring 2015
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What I learned from this experience is that glaucas are bulletproof, lowest temp here was -36c & I think it can surely withstand -40c
biggest surprise was the baccatas: those left unprotected survived easily intact! but those that were protected from rain & snow perished wth?! :shock:

yucca baccata grown from seed survived intact (pic taken april 13, 2015)
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same baccata august 29 (22 months old)
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this is my best yucca glauca grown from seed (pic taken April 29, 2015) - 16 months old
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and the same glauca this past Aug 29, amazing growth!
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I have 2 yuccas "color guard" and my original filamentosa, the only ones that are not grown from seed
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yucca glauca #2 - Aug 29 (19 months old)
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yucca glauca #3 (with 2 offshoots at each side which makes it look bigger) - Aug 29 (19 months old)
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and now I would like to share pics of my hybrids which some have shown incredible growth in just a short amount of time

yucca (Filamentosa x Glauca) X Elata #1 (9 months old)
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before and after pics
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Yucca Elata X Filamentosa #1 (1 year old)
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Before & after pics June 29- Sept 9
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and here is a comparison with my best yucca glauca and my filamentosa color guard
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yucca Elata X Filamentosa #2 (1 year old)
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yucca Elata X Filamentosa #3 (this one has a bit thick stem)- 1 year old
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yucca Flaccida (Poconos Mts, PA)x Filata X Filamentosa x Rostrata #1 (Tim's hybrid-thanks!)- 6 months old
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yucca Flaccida (Poconos Mts, PA)x Filata X Filamentosa x Rostrata #2 (Tim's hybrid-thanks!)- 6 months old
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yucca Gloriosa Tenn. X Filamentosa x Rostrata #1 (Tim's hybrid-thanks!)- 6 months old
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closeup of very fine serrated leaf edge
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yucca Glauca X (Filamentosa x Glauca) - 9 months old
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Yucca Arkansana X (filamentosa x glauca) - 8 months old
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yucca Filamentosa X Rostrata #1 (Tim's hybrid-thanks!) - 6 months old
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yucca Elata X Filamentosa #4 (with a stem)- 1 year old
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yucca Elata X Filamentosa #5 (with offshoot that grew almost the same size)- 1 year old
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yucca Elata X Filamentosa #7 with a small woody stem - 1 year old
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yucca (Filamentosa x Glauca) X Elata #2 (before & after: July 22-Aug 29)- 6 months old
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yucca (Filamentosa x Glauca) X Elata #3 (before and after pics: June 29-Aug 29)- 6 months old
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yucca Filamentosa X Rostrata #2 (Tim's hybrid-thanks!)- 5 months old, hasn't grown much - all the seeds from this hybrid germinated easily but I lost most of it because of a lack of chlorophyl in the seedlings, only 4 survived and 2 look weak/fragile.....time will tell and also the winter test!
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yucca Thompsoniana X campestris - Aug. 29 (6 months old)
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Thanks for your time

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Post by hardyjim » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:07 am

Nice collection of Yucca...
that Colorguard sure is a pretty
Yucca when it can be fully seen.
Do you use any kind of cover over them?
If looks like with 2 fence sides already in play
that you could put a rain cover at least coming off
that and maybe some sides later for winter.
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Post by Paul Ont » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:47 pm

Cool stuff! Hope to see some of those hybrids make it through the winter! You're in a similar (but slightly warmer?) zone than I am, I'm in a solid 4b near Kingston, ON.

I'll see if I can't grab some pics of mine in a few weeks for comparison.

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Post by Edmar » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:35 am

hardyjim wrote:Nice collection of Yucca...
that Colorguard sure is a pretty
Yucca when it can be fully seen.
Do you use any kind of cover over them?
Thanks Jim! I really like my yuccas color guard, both really stand out in the garden
I usually don't protect my yuccas except this past winter when I made a shelter to protect my young yuccas grown from seed but it didn't help much. I think a frost cloth with 3-4 feet of snow could be the best protection for my situation......I will tell you next spring :D
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Post by Edmar » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:04 am

Paul Ont wrote:Cool stuff! Hope to see some of those hybrids make it through the winter! You're in a similar (but slightly warmer?) zone than I am, I'm in a solid 4b near Kingston, ON.

I'll see if I can't grab some pics of mine in a few weeks for comparison.
Hi Paul,
If I believe the current predictions for this coming winter, it should be mild but with lots of snow which I don't mind, snow is the best blanket for most of the plants, who would have thought that my 2 baccatas barely 1 year old would survive -36 C with only a 4 feet wet blanket of snow?
similar zone yes, if I look at the map I'm a bit more north also I'm located at the northern limits with neighbor city St-Lin which is classified as 4b
It would be really cool if you could share pics of your hybrids, I've seen some of your yuccas especially your glaucas which look great and you have plenty of space to grow lots more yuccas 8)
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Post by andym » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:36 pm

Hi Edwin.... those Yuccas really look good and the pictures have an amazing clarity to them. No favourites there, I'd have them all in my garden. Lets hope the Winter is kinder for you.
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Post by Edmar » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:45 am

andym wrote:Hi Edwin.... those Yuccas really look good and the pictures have an amazing clarity to them. No favourites there, I'd have them all in my garden. Lets hope the Winter is kinder for you.
Hi Andy,
Thank you for your nice comments, I'm really happy about the growth of my yuccas until now, I try to take my pics early in the morning or late in the afternoon, it gives me nice pics most of the time....fingers crossed for a mild winter :D
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:22 pm

Great bunch of yuccas you have there. Love the garden, looking forward to seeing how they look in a few years. Going to be awesome! :D
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Post by Edmar » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:37 am

DesertZone wrote:Great bunch of yuccas you have there. Love the garden, looking forward to seeing how they look in a few years. Going to be awesome! :D
Thanks Aaron! :D
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Post by marceli » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:13 am

Edmar: nice collection you got there! What about rainfall in your area? Is it high?
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Post by Edmar » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:56 am

marceli wrote:Edmar: nice collection you got there! What about rainfall in your area? Is it high?
Thanks Marceli.......rainfall here is fairly high?, in July we get over 100 mm of rain, check this graph for more info http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Terre ... ec/CA.aspx
I'm surprised that my 2 baccatas handle the rain very well, must be my very fine sandy soil and the river stones all around makes for an excellent drainage!
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:54 am

Edmar wrote: must be my very fine sandy soil and the river stones all around makes for an excellent drainage!
I agree, that and building a mound for your yuccas helps. Drainage, drainage, drainage, and location, location, location. Everyone wants a house on the hill, so do desert plants. lol
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Post by marceli » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:59 am

Thought that my location receives much rainfall but yours is high indeed! And these winter temperatures. Guess my winters are not so bad :wink:
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Post by Edmar » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:14 am

I just feel lucky to be able to grow other varieties besides filamentosa & glauca, I think hybrids are the way to go if you have cold/very cold winters :wink:
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Post by DesertZone » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:09 am

Edmar wrote:I just feel lucky to be able to grow other varieties besides filamentosa & glauca, I think hybrids are the way to go if you have cold/very cold winters :wink:
You have some amazing hybrids!
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Post by Edmar » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:41 am

You have some amazing hybrids!
Thank you Aaron and likewise! :thumbup:
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Post by Paul Ont » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:06 am

Edmar wrote:I just feel lucky to be able to grow other varieties besides filamentosa & glauca, I think hybrids are the way to go if you have cold/very cold winters :wink:
I might suggest that they are the ONLY way to go! I'm still waiting for someone to make some Yucca brevifolia hybrids. I was able to overwinter a brevifolia for about 3 years in my garden (moisture protection, absolute minimum low was -32C), but they won't take the cold/wet long term.

P.S. I will get around to posting some pictures of my plants again at some point!

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Post by Edmar » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:43 am

I might suggest that they are the ONLY way to go! I'm still waiting for someone to make some Yucca brevifolia hybrids. I was able to overwinter a brevifolia for about 3 years in my garden (moisture protection, absolute minimum low was -32C), but they won't take the cold/wet long term.

P.S. I will get around to posting some pictures of my plants again at some point!
Totally agree with you, as for yucca brevifolia hybrids, I think I read in Benny Jensen website that the only two species where there's no record of hybrids are yucca brevifolia and y. Whipplei, must be real difficult to hybridize those two!


I will wait patiently for your pics :wink: :cheers:
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Post by janci » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 am

Hi Edvin
I admire the beauty of your garden yucca, :D

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Post by cuja1 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:32 am

Nice yuccas! I especially like the baccata.
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Post by Edmar » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:07 pm

janci wrote:Hi Edvin
I admire the beauty of your garden yucca, :D
Hi Janci, thanks! :)
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Post by Edmar » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:18 pm

cuja1 wrote:Nice yuccas! I especially like the baccata.
Hi Jeff,
Thank you. Yucca baccata is one of my favorites yuccas, I hope the one you see in the pics survives for many, many years and gets to bloom so I can try cross pollination, I would love to have a baccata hybrid! :thumbup:
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Post by DarkNight » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:23 pm

For Montreal?
Amazing!!!

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Post by Edmar » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:27 am

DarkNight wrote:For Montreal?
Amazing!!!
I live 30 mins north of Montreal......thanks for looking :thumbup:
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Post by Henoh_Croatia » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:16 am

Nice progress in one year!

P.s. Beside desirable Y. brevifolia hybrids I'm looking for Y. aloifolia hybrids which are easier to do.
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